New REAL Hope Leadership Announced

Paris, Tenn.–The Executive Board of the REAL Hope Youth Center located in Paris and Henry County has announced the hiring of the Center’s new Executive Director, Carl Anderson and Program Coordinator, Kelli Bratton.

Anderson replaces long-time co-directors Linley and Becki White, who announced their pending retirements earlier this year.

Board Chair Steve Gallimore said, “As we begin our 10th year, we’ve seen great results in
scholastic improvements and community involvement of those who attend our Youth Center. When we interviewed Carl and Kelli, the Board realized what a great opportunity we had to further enrich an already great program. We wholeheartedly welcome them to REAL Hope Youth Center.”

Anderson’s most recent work experience was at Rhea Elementary School in Paris as an Education
Assistant and he is also a mentor in the Paris Optimist Club.

As Program Coordinator, Bratton is strong in organizational and administrative skills and brings a comprehensive academic background, Gallimore said.

Photo: From left, Linley and Becki White, Anderson and Bratton at meeting. (REAL Hope photo).